Eartha Mae Kitt was an American singer, actress, dancer, activist and comedian, known for her highly distinctive singing style and her 1953 recordings of "C'est si bon" and the enduring Christmas novelty smash "Santa Baby", which were both US Top 10 hits. Orson Welles once called her the "most exciting woman in the world". Kitt began her career in 1942 and appeared in the 1945 original Broadway theatre production of the musical Carib Song. In the early 1950s, she had six US Top 30 hits, including "Uska Dara" and "I Want to be Evil". Her other notable recordings include the UK Top 10 hit "Under the Bridges of Paris" , "Just an Old Fashioned Girl" and "Where Is My Man" . She starred in 1967 as Catwoman, in the third and final season of the television series Batman. In 1968, her career in America suffered after she made anti-war statements at a White House luncheon. Ten years later, she made a successful return to Broadway in the 1978 original production of the musical Timbuktu!, for which she received the first of her two Tony Award nominations. Her second was for the 2000 original production of the musical The Wild Party. Kitt wrote three autobiographies—Thursday's Child , Alone with Me and I'm Still Here: Confessions of a Sex Kitten . She also played Lady Eloise in the 1992 film Boomerang, starring Eddie Murphy. Kitt found a new generation of fans through her roles in the Disney films The Emperor's New Groove , in which she voiced the villainous Yzma, and Holes . She reprised the role as Yzma in the direct-to-video sequel Kronk's New Groove , as well as the animated series The Emperor's New School . Her work on the latter earned her two Daytime Emmy Awards. She posthumously won a third Emmy in 2010 for her guest performance on Wonder Pets.
Edward Harrison Norton is an American actor and filmmaker. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in the films Primal Fear , American History X and Birdman . He also starred in other roles, such as The People vs. Larry Flynt , Fight Club , Red Dragon , 25th Hour , Kingdom of Heaven , The Illusionist , Moonrise Kingdom and The Grand Budapest Hotel . He has also directed and co-written films, including his directorial debut, Keeping the Faith . He has done uncredited work on several scripts, including The Score , Frida and The Incredible Hulk .